4 April 2021 Garlic Processing

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Ten bulbs about 25 servings were processed and frozen. These bulbs were harvested in October 2020 in October nd stored in the cold room in the basement, almost aged for six months. I was using ice cube for the serving but they were too difficult to remove, so I am using a plastic container and hope they will be easier to remove. I use one square each morning and melt it in my tea cup. I use my small press to remove the skins. It is quick and efficient.

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26 March 2021 Garlic up

16 October 2020 Planting Garlic
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Five 16 foot rows of hard neck garlic was planted. One row of bulbils, one row of rounds and one row of rounds grown two years. And main crop of two rows of main crop cloves. The produce over winters and seems to thrive on some cold. I only recently starting growing bulbils and rounds. It is a little more work but rejuvenates the garlic stock yearly. I only grow hard neck. Required are about 100 plants. It always grows well in my area.It keeps in my little cold room for about 7 to 8 months.

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The snow just disappeared. The garlic is breaking through the wood chip mulch.

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19 March 2021 Jim and Ginny

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18 March Tempeh Red Lentil

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Fermented 40 hours at 31C.

Rinse in pot in of water, place in pot of boiling water, when gently boiling cook for about 4 minutes stirring to prevent coagulation. Add two teaspoons of vinegar (optional). Rinse in colander and cool to room temperature. Add teaspoon of tempeh starter, stir well. Place in your molds and place in fermenter set at 31C for 40 hours. Wrap in clear wrap and freeze until required. Each cake is about six servicings of about 70 grams.

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Fermenter 31C for making Tempeh

A fermenter was made from parts supplied commercially. The heater is a warmer off the internet Lee Valley about 25 dollars delivered. The container 6 US gallons is from a store that makes wine for about 5 dollars. The rack is from a paper supply store Staples for about 4 dollars. The temperature is from 30C to 35C centered on 31C. It can be modified slightly by opening and closing the lid. Tempeh is made in 500 ml batches three types soy, chickpea and red lentil.

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15 March 2021 New Teeth

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Two plates upper and lower. First time in.

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14 March 2021 Tempeh Chickpea

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Chickpea Tempeh.Starter is purchased from Indonesia from the Internet. I find any fermentation after 24 hours is marginal but I usually leave for 40 hours. Each cake is about a pound and is about six servings for one person. I have a serving for breakfast daily.
Procedure to make is as follows. Boil for 45 minute to loosen the hulls. Rub the peas between the hands five times to slough off the hulls and pour off the hulls. Boil peas for two hours to soften.
Add two tablespoons of vinegar to acidify.(optional).Add tempeh starter and mix well. About 1/3 teaspoon is ample starter.Insure all is drained well. Place in molds and ferment for about 40 hours at 31 C.

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8 March 2021 Processing Garlic

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Garlic should be ingested raw to obtain maximum benefits. My garden produces about 90 bulbs of superb hard neck. It keeps about 7 months in an open container in the root cellar. Removing the skin is much simplified by this method.
Separate the cloves from the bulbs. Press the cloves in a hand press. This loosens the skins. I process about 10 bulbs in about half an hour. This is about 600 grams a months supply.
Put the cloves through a Champion Juicer. Mix the juice and pulp and let stew for about two hours. This is an important step. Place the mixed garlic in freezer trays. Each compartment is three servings. A serving is ingested by melting in a cup of tea for breakfast. Most of annoying heat is removed by this processing. Pictures delineate the process.

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22 February 2021 Tempeh Chickpea

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Tempeh Chickpea. Fermented 40 hours. Method boil for 45 minutes,rub together and pour off hulls, do this about five times to rid shells. Boil for 2.5 hour to soften peas, add 2 tablespoons of vinegar, drain well. Add half a teaspoon of tempeh starter all at room temperature. Mix well, Place in cotton lined molds. Place in fermenter for 40 hours, set at 31C. Result will be perfect tempeh.

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4 February 2021 Tempeh Red Lentil

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Red lentil tempeh fermented 40 hours.

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